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Carol Chang
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April 16, 2008 - MidWeek The Islander
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Bo Irvine
Bo Irvine

Congratulations to Nicole Huddleston of St. Anthony’s School, Skye Maxwell of Kainalu Elementary and Rachel Yoshimura of Aikahi Elementary. All three Pali Lions-sponsored artists places first in their age division of the Lions’ annual “Sight Is Beautiful” poster contest.

Next step: state-level competition ... Speaking of sight, the Koolaupoko Lions host their annual picnic for the blind Sunday at Kalama Beach Club ...

Speaking of clubs, Windward heads have happily come together to create two new comedy shows at the Princess Kaiulani every Friday and Saturday night. Kailua comedian Bo Irvine and Laie’s Chief Sielu Avea present to you Comedy Polynesia at 7:30 p.m. followed by Sharkey’s Comedy Club at 9 (864-4662). The pair always knew of Polynesia’s great comic potential, and now they’re getting it done, encouraged by former Windward residents Eddie and Charlotte Sax and Irvine’s Sharkey’s Comedy Club partner Wanda Shipp. “There’s so much humor in Polynesia,” says Sielu, a veteran fire knife dancer and “coconut man” at PCC, “and up till now I’ve had to keep most of it under the surface, bottled up. Now Bo and I finally have the perfect outlet” ... Kainalu Elementary is digging the “being green” thing, but it needs more help with shoveling open the holes and planting trees on Earth Day - at 8:30 a.m. next Tuesday. Call Jenny Mansfield at 266-7835 or 263-1400 ...

Michael Chang
Michael Chang

Castle Medical Center’s medical lab and Diagnostic Laboratory Services of Kailua and Kaneohe are joining others on Oahu to serve as collection sites for the Hawaii Foodbank drive from Sunday through April 26. Call Mark Wasielewski at 263-5118 (for Castle) and Julie Fujiwara at 589-5254 (Diagnostic Labs). After all, its National Medical Laboratory Professional Week, you know ...

Windward’s Uncle Mel Murata and his talented Keiki Palaka Band perform at 1:20 p.m. Saturday in the city’s first Art on the Block, an all-day celebration of music, culture, food and art on the Fasi Civic Center grounds by the Skygate sculpture (237-3676) ...

John Gayle
John Gayle

Newly minted Air Force airmen include Michael Chang (Castle 2007), Chad Adams (Castle 2005) and John Gayle (Kalaheo 2002). John is an honor graduate of the basic training course at Lackland AFB, Texas.

Graduating from Army National Guard basics at Fort Jackson, S.C. is Kaanoipono Cabrinha (Kahuku 1999) ... Congratulations to Windward Ahupua’a Alliance. The group won recent honors at the city 2008 Earth Month Awards ceremony and will also be recognized by Nani O Waianae, the Oahu affiliate of Keep America Beautiful ...

Chad Adams
Chad Adams

Ahuimanu Elementary student Ayanna Root raised the most money in the school’s Jump Rope for Heart, earning herself a ticket to a party at Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park thrown by the American Heart Association ...

Coordinator April Akamine is still amazed by the turnout for Kapunahala Elementary School’s Dennis Agena Basketball Clinic. The March 27-29 clinic attracted more than 100 children, when she expected 40 ...

Deadline is April 30 to apply for KEY Project’s Randolph Kalahiki Higher Education/Professional-Vocational Incentive Grant, honoring the former KEY executive director who inspired area youths to “reach higher.” Students living or working in the Kualoa-Heeia area should call 239-5777 or go to www.keyproject.org

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